The Grieving Process

Grief and Bereavement

Grief is a process that begins after the breaking of a bond and extends to the period of its elaboration – when the grieving individual returns, again, to the outside world. Grief is an essential process that allows us to rebuild and reorganize after the breakup of a bond. It is an emotional, psychic and cognitive challenge which we all must deal with. It includes transforming and giving a new sense to the relationship with what was lost.

Contrary to what many think, the grieving process can occur by: death of a human being, death of a pet, marriage breakup, retirement, dismissal from work, immigration, aging, sickness, and various other kinds of disruption.

Reactions to the loss of something meaningful often include preventing and/or temporary lack of interest in carrying out the daily activities of life, social isolation, intruding thoughts and feelings of longing and sadness, which vary and evolve…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Specialist - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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